We have been teasing you for two days with this, and the wait is finally over! Feltbeats.com representatives Bserlori (with the steller camera work, lol) and Southernbets showing her usual banter, had the pleasure of once again interviewing Tom, this time at NY Comic Con. I won’t go into details, you just have to see it for yourself. Be prepared for fits of giggles!
It was kind of rushed, so for any of you that missed anything that was said, here’s the full transcript:
Bets: Okay. We’re gonna be quick. Okay. Tell us a little bit about “Belle,” ‘Cause that’s what you’ve been filming lately, right?
Bets: Tell us a little bit about that.
Tom: I thought you said “Bill.” I’m like, ‘Who the hell is that?’
Bets: Belle. Sorry! It’s the drawl.
Tom: “Belle” is a pretty special, pretty special piece. It’s a BBC drama about the first introduction of a black woman into high society England. I get to play a…. horrible guy. That’s all I’ll say. I was going to give more away there, but no, I realize I shouldn’t. He plays, yeah, a very, very old, and a very stuck-in-his-ways. I’m not happy to see a young black girl in
Bets: That’s your character? You play an old guy?
Tom: No. No. No. As in old in his ways.
Bets: Oh, okay.
Tom: Doesn’t like the idea of modern. This idea of something new coming along to shake up the system.
Bets: Now, are you finished with that role, or you have to go back for more?
Tom: I have to go back. That’s the reason I’m leaving tonight. I’ve got another days filming on Tuesday, and one on Friday. So, looking good. So far, so good. I got to be on the Isle of Man for two weeks doing all the night shoot stuff.
Bets: Ahh, but close to your grandparents.
Tom: Yes! I visited them while I was there actually. Yeah.
Bets: And so, what do you do after that? Do you have anything lined up after that? That’s set yet?
Tom: No. Nothing. There’s loads of things that supposedly are going to happen between November and January, but nothing that I’ve signed on the dotted line to do yet. So, I’m hoping stuff’s gonna happen around that time. If not, I’m happy to take a break, and just chill out, and I’m hoping to come back over to the states for holiday reasons rather than just for work.
Bets: We are still holding out for “Attachment” in Louisiana, ‘cause it’s a nice road trip.
Tom: Well… Hear! Hear! I’m holding out for it. I have good news. The last I heard, that is a go picture, and it’s supposed to be happening in January, so that’s the last I’ve heard anyway. I’m very, very excited, and I hope that does come true.
Bets: Fantastic! So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Glamour UK released the Sexiest Men of 2012 and you ranked #36. How does that make you feel?
Tom: Wow. I had no idea. Awesome! Yeah, that’s very flattering. I don’t really know what to say to these things really. I just take it in my stride.
Bets: Okay. And, I’ve been watching ‘Breaking Bad.’
Tom: Yes! Tell me you’re hooked.
Bets: I am! But I’m in the third season, and I was eating the day I watched the first season with the ick.
Bets: Oh yeah. That was not good, but anyway, if you had the opportunity to do tv, would you want to do something that was just recurring, or maybe just a guest shot, or what about tv. How does that work for you?
Tom: I would happily play Aaron Paul’s. I mean, he does it brilliantly, but that kind of character would be gold. Yeah, yeah. I have no… some people take a high ground with film over tv. I think tv is just as good, if not better than a lot of film that’s being produced. So yeah, I’d be happy to do either.
Bets: Alright, we’ll do some fun stuff now.
Bets: I got enough business out of the way. If you were a circus performer, what would you do?
Tom: The unicycle dude. You know, unicycle and juggling. I’m quite good with my hands, maybe I could that.
Bets: You hear that girls? He’s quite good with his hands.
Tom: It’s true!
Bets: Okay. Do you do your own laundry?
Tom: Hell, no. No, I do not. Not because I’m… just ‘cause I’m useless and lazy. Thank God for Jade. Yeah, yeah. I’d be terrible.
Bets: What’s your favorite restaurant you’ve ever eaten in, and what did you eat there? If you say McDonald’s, we’re done.
Tom: No. no, I’ve got a good one. Caesar’s restaurant. It’s in Leatherhead, sorry. That’s where I’ve been going for, like, 25 years for my birthday meal. It’s a very small American-style restaurant, and they do burgers there that kick ass.
Bets: What’s your favorite swear word?
Tom: Bollocks. Well, it’s one of them. I like bollocks. Yeah, that’s a good one.
Tom: I don’t like bollocks. I’m saying, I like the word bollocks.
Bets: Do you choose the window seat or the aisle seat on the plane?
Tom: Aisle. I don’t like the whole getting out like thing. I like to have the freedom to move. Either one really, as long as I’m not in the middle. You know, that middle sector. Yeah, that sucks.
Bets: How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Tom: Quite a few. I have quite a few shoes, maybe 20 pairs, but you know how many pairs I wear? One! This set, I bought this set of Toms in Los Angeles like six months ago, and I haven’t taken them off since. They’re kind of like my Good Mood shoe, you know.
Bets: They’re good shoes, I guess. I don’t care for Toms, but
Tom: They’re not that comfy, but you get in to them.
Bets: They’re not?
Tom: They’re not that comfy, no.
Bets: Well, then why do you wear them?
Tom: I don’t know. They have my name on the back of them..
Bets: Oh. My. Gosh..
Tom: I’m kidding.
Bets: It’s like you’re in Kindergarten.
Bets: What’s your favorite season, and why?
Tom: Summer in the UK, because we get a couple of weeks of okay weather, I suppose. I don’t know. What’s yours? Do you have one?
Bets: I like football season.
Tom: Ahh! That was the answer. Alright. Cricket season! There ya go.
Bets: I just don’t like winter, because I don’t like cold.
Tom: Yeah. Good call.
Bets: If they made a movie of your life, who would you want to play you?
Tom: Tom Fletcher. No, I don’t know. Bertie Gilbert. He’s pretty cool. Yeah, I don’t know. Someone cheap.
Bets: What about Jade? Who would you want to play Jade?
Tom: A question I could not answer. There is no one that has the onscreen beauty that Jade would need to play someone like her. Angelina Jolie, if she’s available. What? That works.
Bets: Okay. Describe yourself in three words.
Tom: I don’t know. Happy, sad, and confused. No, I don’t know. Upbeat, positive, and yeah, generally pretty happy. Those are three very lame words, but yeah, is that okay?
Bets: That’s perfect.
Bets: Why is it called “the cricket” instead of just cricket?
Tom: It’s not.
Bets: It IS! Everybody says, ‘I’m going to the cricket’ or ‘we’re going to the cricket today.’ Not, ‘we’re going to cricket.’
Tom: It’s definitely just cricket, but when you’re going. You can’t say ‘I’m going to baseball.’ Can you?
Bets: But you’re going to football. I’m going to watch football. I’m not going to watch the football.
Tom: No. I…
Bets: Are you just leaving the ‘game’ part off, or the match? Is it like you’re dangling something?
Tom: At first, I thought this was a silly question, but you’ve sparked off some grey matter. I don’t know. You’re right. Why would you go and say ‘I’m going and go watch the football’? You just say “I’m gonna go watch football.” The football meaning that specific event that we talked about earlier. I guess. I don’t know.
Bets: It’s weird.
Tom: I don’t know
Bets: You’re supposed to know these things. You’re British!
Tom: No! I’m the worst person to be asking this.
Bets: Name … I don’t think you’ll answer this, but we’ll see. Name something you do when you’re alone, that you wouldn’t do in front of others.
Tom: I don’t do that much alone really. I lie in very unattractive positions. I’m a naked fan.
Tom: I do naked sometimes. I wouldn’t do that in front of anyone else. Yeah. Occasionally.
Bets: You are so feeding the fodder today. I love it.
Tom: Alright. Awesome.
Bets: The fire is going to be burning.
Bets: What’s the strangest talent that you have?
Tom: My best talent, and this is a talent for not remembering people’s names. I have the best talent for that in the world. I can meet people five days in a row, and they introduce their name, in the same day, I can still forget it. Is that a talent?
Tom: Will you let me off?
Bets: I will let you off.
Tom: Thank you.
Bets: You just didn’t want to say anything crazy, because you were afraid I would make you do it, didn’t you?
Tom: Yes. Possibly.
Bets: Okay. One last thing, do you like pickles?
Tom: Oh my god, I hate pickles.
Bets: All pickles?
Tom: Jade loves them, I hate them. No, no, not for me. Are you serious? They’re wrong. They’re just wrong. They really are.
Bets: I love dill pickles, but I don’t like sweet pickles.
Tom: Okay. See, I didn’t even know there was any difference.
Bets: There is. Okay. Well, we are rushed for time, so we’re gonna go. Do you want to give a shout out to your fans?
Tom: Feltbeats, signing out. Yeah. Thank you to everyone, the Feltforce doing their biddings. Yeah. I love you guys. Hope you’re heading for a good Christmas. I look forward to seeing you at the next one! Let’s hug it out!
A huge thank you to Tom who took time out of his busy schedule to chat with us!